Shirley Kay Coleman a.k.a. Grandma Gray, 76, of Colby, Kansas, died Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Citizens Medical Center, surrounded by numerous loved ones.
She was born June 11, 1943 in Hastings, Nebraska, the daughter of Otto and Dorothy (Arterburn) Schutte. She was the third to the oldest of eleven children. She met and married the love of her life, Robert Coleman, November 27, 1961, in Hastings. To this union three children were born: Wesley, Candy and Debbie.
They moved to Colby, Kansas in 1965, where she owned and operated Coleman’s Cleaning Service for over 15 years and co-owned and operated Village Laundromat for over 10 years, before retiring. She enjoyed playing bingo, painting rocks, and being Mrs. Claus. She loved volunteering for RSVP, taking admissions at the community building. She was an avid sports fan and loved cheering (loudly) for her favorite teams and players. But her biggest passion was spending time with her grandchildren and extended grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Robert; son, Wesley Coleman; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Coleman and grandson, Aaron, all of Wichita, Kansas; daughter, Debbie (Brian) Quagliano and grandson, Nathan Quagliano, all of Colby, Kansas; grandson, Casey (Sabryn) Quagliano of McCook, Nebraska; siblings, Larry Schutte and Alvin (Linda) Schutte of Hastings, Linda (Danny) Sadd of Glenvil, Richard Schutte of Colby, Kansas, and Patricia Haskins and Calvin (Carmen) Schutte of Pender, Nebraska.
Preceded in death by daughter, Candy; her parents; brothers, Vincent “Skeeter” Schutte and Otto Jr. “Butch” Schutte; sisters, Daisy Dickensen and Virginia “Suzie” Condry; brothers-in-law, Archie Platt and Claude “Perry” Condry.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday, September 12, at Baalmann Mortuary in Colby. Funeral service to be held Friday, September 13, at 10:30 a.m. at the Colby United Methodist Church, with burial at Beulah Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Grandma Gray Memorial Fund, in care of Baalmann Mortuary, PO Box 391, Colby, KS 67701. For information or condolences visit www.baalmannmortuary.com.